Tag: hand arm vibration syndrome

Good ventilation in the workplace can help reduce the spread of coronavirus

8th September 2021 As more people return to the workplace, authority bodies are stressing the importance of good ventilation to support businesses minimize the risk of coronavirus. Alongside cleaning, hygiene and handwashing, good ventilation is one of the best ways to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the workplace as it reduces the amount of […]

Company fined after several workers contracted occupational disease

August 2021 A construction company was sentenced today for safety breaches after multiple employees were diagnosed with Hand Arm Vibration (HAVS). The Court heard that the company reported seven cases of HAVS between 2016 and 2018. All of the workers involved had been carrying out ground works involving vibrating tools. Many of them had been […]


A property management and development organisation has been fined after five employees developed Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). The Court heard that between 2009 and 2014 five employees of the company used vibrating powered tools to carry out grounds maintenance tasks at various sites An investigation by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found the […]

Hand-arm vibration exposure calculator and publication updated

HSE has made updates to a hand-arm vibration (HAV) publication and tool. Find out more below. Hand-arm vibration exposure calculator HSE has made updates to our hand-arm vibration (HAV) exposure calculator. HSE’s HAV exposure calculator helps estimate and record workers’ exposures to HAV and compare them with the actions values in the regulations as part […]

Advice for employers – company and director sentenced after multiple workers diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS)

A company providing specialised services in rock drilling, cliff stabilisation and rock anchors, and its director, have been sentenced after a number of workers were diagnosed with hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS). The Court heard how three employees had developed and reported symptoms of HAVS but no action was taken. The employees used tools such […]